ENABLE.EU – Enabling the Energy Union has just released their second newsletter. It talks about the upcoming transition workshop at the end of November, where citizens will talk about their experiences with the transition to low-carbon energy, and presents the new ENABLE.EU forum, where citizens participating in the workshop are already getting a chance to talk about what energy issues matter to them. It also provides an overview of the three transition workshops and how they are using participatory foresight to better understand energy choices. Another article reveals the role of gender in prosumption, while others discuss how we can facilitate the energy transition in Ukraine and Serbia. Finally, upcoming events as well as past events involving the project are presented.
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The Energy Union Framework Strategy laid out on 25 February 2015 has embraced a citizens-oriented energy transition based on a low-carbon transformation of the energy system. The success of the energy transition pillar in the Energy Union will hinge upon the social acceptability of the necessary reforms and on the public engagement in conceptualizing, planning, and implementing low carbon energy transitions. The ENABLE.EU project will aim to define the key determinants of individual and collective energy choices in three key consumption areas – transportation, heating & cooling, and electricity – and in the shift to prosumption (users-led initiatives of decentralised energy production and trade). The project will also investigate the interrelations between individual and collective energy choices and their impact on regulatory, technological and investment decisions. The analysis will be based on national household and business surveys in 11 countries, as well as research-area-based comparative case studies.